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synonyms for militia

  • commandos
  • reserves
  • soldiers
  • fighters
  • force
  • military
  • rangers
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It’s that context, of deeply skeptical, gun-toting citizens fighting off what they see as government overreach, that explains how local militias can attract such zealous followers.
THE RISE OF AMERICAN MILITIAS, FROM TIMOTHY MCVEIGH TO KYLE RITTENHOUSENICK FOURIEZOSSEPTEMBER 6, 2020OZY
On the ground, the videographer chats with other people he identifies as part of “the militia” — including an eager and excited-looking kid who tells the videographer his name is Kyle.
HOW TRUMP AND COVID-19 HAVE RESHAPED THE MODERN MILITIA MOVEMENTAMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUXSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The key to understanding that movement’s role in the chaos of 2020 is knowing just how difficult it can be to pin down what apparent militia members believe — much less how they’re connected to each other and the broader movement.
HOW TRUMP AND COVID-19 HAVE RESHAPED THE MODERN MILITIA MOVEMENTAMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUXSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The same messages were echoing across internet forums and Facebook groups, including among more loosely organized corners of the militia movement, prompting people who weren’t part of formal militia groups to show up.
HOW TRUMP AND COVID-19 HAVE RESHAPED THE MODERN MILITIA MOVEMENTAMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUXSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Still, Zuckerberg said the Kenosha Guard page and event that the group had posted violated a policy Facebook had put in place a couple of weeks ago banning militia and QAnon groups that may intend to organize violence.
MARK ZUCKERBERG: FACEBOOK MADE AN ‘OPERATIONAL MISTAKE’ WITH KENOSHA MILITIA GROUPDANIELLE ABRILAUGUST 28, 2020FORTUNE
It was in Boston Common that the colonial militia gathered for the revolution, and here that George Washington, John Adams, and others came to celebrate America’s independence.
BOSTON: A HISTORIC CITY AND A TRAILBLAZER FOR EQUALITYLGBTQ-EDITORAUGUST 2, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
In the case of the storming of Michigan state capital in April, the militias also carried arms.
EPIDEMICS HAVE OFTEN LED TO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MINORITIES – THIS TIME IS NO DIFFERENTLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 9, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
During the summer of 1862 between forty and fifty thousand loyal State militia were organized.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
British repulsed by maj. Finney of the Accomac militia, at Pongoteague creek.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Some armed vessels were, however, speedily despatched from Rio, and a detachment of militia from St. Paul's.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
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